Ephesians 6:16

“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Aboue all, taking the shielde of Faith, wherewith yee shall bee able to quench all the fierie dartes of the wicked.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil {one.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil `one'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And most of all, using faith as a cover to keep off all the flaming arrows of the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible

besides all [these], having taken the shield of faith with which ye will be able to quench all the inflamed darts of the wicked one.
- Darby Bible

Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which ye will be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the wicked.
- Webster's Bible

And besides all these take the great shield of faith, on which you will be able to quench all the flaming darts of the Wicked one;
- Weymouth Bible

above all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one.
- World English Bible

In alle thingis take ye the scheld of feith, in which ye moun quenche alle the firy dartis of `the worste.
- Wycliffe Bible

above all, having taken up the shield of the faith, in which ye shall be able all the fiery darts of the evil one to quench,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:16


6:16 Above or over all - As a sort of universal covering to every other part of the armour itself, continually exercise a strong and lively faith. This you may use as a shield, which will quench all the fiery darts, the furious temptations, violent and sudden injections of the devil.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:16


Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith. The Roman oblong shield, four and a half feet long, covered the whole body, and was a protection of itself. So faith, the faith that fully trusts in God and never doubts, is the best of all defenses. It will quench, stop, put out all the doubts, whisperings and evil suggestions of the wicked. Fiery darts. These were missiles hurled by the hand, and very dangerous unless stopped by the shield.

Discussion for Ephesians 6

  • A disciple
    Bro. Ray; It was not the "secret of Paul" or Paul's Gospel! The announced Glad Tidings of Jesus Christ was given in charge to ALL of God's servants: "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us BY HIS SON..." Paul is not your Saviour, but a minister of the LORD! We must seek God and obey ALL HIS WORDS!
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, We should all share the secret of Paul, The GOSPEL.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: Parents do not want to unnecessarily irritate or provoke their children to wrath. Parents should strive to set a good example in teaching their children.
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints I will always pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ so they don't fall in the trap of the devil, that's why we need the full Armour of God, to fight the good fight.
  • A disciple
    "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might." The Lord's discourse on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24-25; Mark 13; Luke 21); His last words to the Apostles at the Passover Supper (John 13-17); the messages to the Churches (Rev. 2-3); and all throughout the Prophets; the Lord our God has given us foreknowledge of all that we should expect to encounter as His people.
  • Ray321
    Philippians 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: Paul was having problems with others preaching another gospel that wasn't his that Jesus reveal to him.

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